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Spectrum: Autism Research News


David Ledbetter

Chief clinical officer, Dascena

David Ledbetter is chief clinical officer of Dascena, a personalized medicine company.

March 2021
Brain made of DNA strands on a background of molecule shapes

There are no autism-specific genes, just brain genes

by ,  /  23 March 2021

There is not yet a single example of a gene that, when mutated, increases the likelihood of autism but not of other neurodevelopmental conditions, including intellectual disability.

May 2013

Developmental disorders should be viewed as continuum

by  /  6 May 2013

Intellectual disability, autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia should be considered part of a spectrum of developmental brain dysfunction, says David Ledbetter.